Aurelius Franklin Cone

Full Name: Aurelius Franklin Cone
Date of birth: July 10, 1836
Date of death: March 18, 1894

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Apr 19, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Brownsboro / Henderson   Henderson

(1) Brownsboro, Henderson County, was settled in 1849, and a post office opened in 1892. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Sworn 4/19/1876, p. 8. "The following members presented their credentials, and were sworn in: L.B. Hightower, of 32d district; A.F. Cone, of 23d district; W.L. Rogers, of 77th district." House Journal.
(3) Athens, Henderson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Major, 1861-1862; Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster General at Richmond, 1863-1864. Cadet, USMA [United States Military Academy at West Point], admitted 1853; 2nd Lieutenant in 6th Infantry and 1st Infantry, 1857, resigned 1861. Aurelius Franklin Cone, Georgia, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865; List of Cadets Admitted into the United States Military Academy, 1887, U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935.
  • Confederate States Army, Assistant Quartermaster General in Virginia; Lieutenant Colonel. Military portrait and grave marker, Aurelius F. Cone, birth date 7/10/1836, death date 3/18/1894, burial in Hawthorne Cemetery, Noonday, Smith County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Arrelias F. Cone, Athens, Henderson County, age 34, born circa 1836 in Georgia, school teacher, living in household of Geo M. Mcspadden.
    Census of 1880 - Aurelias Cone, Smith County, age 42, born circa 1838 in Georgia, teacher, wife Martha. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.


  • Photograph. A.F. Cone, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  

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